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West Blocton High School

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Posted April 16, 2010

I feel the school does not prepare the children well for college. As a former student, I struggled adjusting to the actual study time that was involved in college. I can only remember taking books home to study a few times. The school needs better teachers, that better prepare for the children's future.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2010

I am dissappointed with WBHS due to each student not having their own text books. Students have to share books, which must remain in the classroom for the next class, therefore, books are not brought home for students to do homework. That also creates a problem for me as a parent to know what my child is studying at any given time. Also, the choices of extra activities are slim, as well as teacher/parent communication. I would love to see this community trive but it needs alot of work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

West Blocton has teachers that care about the well being of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2008

I love this school. It's much better than Bibb County High. I have so much fun here. And the teachers make learning fun and a lot easier as well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2008

1. Principal leadership is outstanding and a welcomed improvement! He has made great strides in the areas of student and teacher character, academics, dress code, teacher quality, safety, and discipline. You see him walking the halls, checking in on classes, and at all school events. He's highly visible and accessible. 2. The STI website has enabled parents to keep up with their child's progress; however, we still need more teacher participation in this area. 3. We are weak in the area of fine arts and cultural/intellectual interests; however, our school system is in the process of offering more electives and trying to make the Access classes available to all students. 4. We have a very low parental involvement rate, although it has improved this year. 5. Our physical education is pitiful and needs activities for the students and teacher supervision/involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2005

West Blocton High is a wonderful learning environment for students. The students are bright and involved in many programs after school. Parent involvement is at an all-time high. I am very proud of this school, and proud to say I live in the town of West Blocton.
—Submitted by a student


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

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Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

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Reading

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Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2012.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
95%
Language

The state average for Language was 75% in 2012.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

87 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
75%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 71% in 2012.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
71%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 98% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
Language

The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

83 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
98%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 90% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
98%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students95%
Female98%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education81%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty96%
Non-poverty95%

Language

All Students76%
Female88%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligible93%
Special education38%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Poverty76%
Non-poverty75%

Math

All Students86%
Female94%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligible93%
Special education25%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Poverty88%
Non-poverty85%

Reading

All Students85%
Female92%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligible93%
Special education50%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Poverty84%
Non-poverty85%

Social Studies

All Students74%
Female73%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligible79%
Special education31%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Poverty75%
Non-poverty73%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Poverty100%
Non-poverty98%

Language

All Students93%
Female98%
Male90%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special educationn/a
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty92%
Non-poverty95%

Math

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Poverty100%
Non-poverty98%

Reading

All Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special educationn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty98%
Non-poverty95%

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female87%
Male92%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligible69%
Special educationn/a
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Poverty86%
Non-poverty95%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 58%
Black 11% 34%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Dr Douglas W Milligan
Fax number
  • (205) 938-9546

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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4734 Truman Aldrich Parkway
West Blocton, AL 35184
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